Performance in Semi-Synthetic Benchmarks
Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
We minimize the CPU’s influence by using the Extreme profile (1920x1200, 4x FSAA and anisotropic filtering). We also publish the results of the individual tests across all display resolutions to provide the full picture.
To our amazement, 3DMark Vantage is virtually indifferent to the availability of a dedicated PPU in the system. The only effect we could observe is that the single GeForce GTX 275 had a higher result in the GPU test when we forced its PhysX support off. We did not spot anything interesting in the individual tests, either. Even the reduced shader domain frequency of the EVGA card had but a very little influence on its performance in this popular benchmarking suite. The hybrid tandem made of XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition and GeForce GT 220 behaved almost the same way here.